Awaken the Heart - Open the Mind.
Weekend Option –
How Wisdom and Compassion can Transform our Life.
The wisdom or philosophy of Buddhism is a complete revolution in the way we relate to our thoughts and emotions, to the world around us and to others. Based on this understanding, it offers a wealth of very practical tools to make our life happier, the key being to turn our mind and our actions towards the benefit of others.
In particular, to gain insight into our own lives, we will inspire ourselves with the essential advice found in the Bodhicharyavatara, the classic masterpiece composed by the 8th century Indian saint named Shantideva.
This weekend is for everyone who wishes to discover the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist teachings, as well as for Buddhist practitioners who wishes to be introduced to studying this text. Everyone is encouraged to stay on for the rest of the week, where Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will give a fuller overview of the Bodhicharyavatara.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher renowned for his clarity, humor and approachable style. He will show us how to open our mind and awaken our heart to this more compassionate way of living.
Biography – Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order and was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Read more ...
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche. He took his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India and has served as Professor of Tibetology in Sikkim for 17 years. His doctoral thesis was on the Ecumenical Movement in Tibet.
Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and meditation at more than 50 Universities, Institutes and Buddhist Centres in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. He also participates in various interfaith dialogues. He authored several books on Buddhism as well as some children’s books both in Tibetan and European languages.
He founded Bodhicharya, an international organization that coordinates the worldwide activities to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings, to promote inter-cultural dialogues and educational & social projects. He also founded Rigul Trust which supports his projects in his birthplace, Rigul, Tibet.
Rinpoche is the Official Representative of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa for Europe and the Founder of Karmapa Foundation Europe.